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    Default European Alternative To SKY ???

    Currently subscribe to SKY on the Movie world package.

    My main watched stuff is kids channels (Not me personally), Music channels, MTV, MTV2 e.t.c and the Movies.

    Is there an alternative to Sky without losing out on my above viewing.. Obviously need the soundtracks in English but other than that I just find the quality important (picture/sound) , yes I know sky is crap at that.

    know nothing about european alternatives and the sites I have looked at dont detail enough what exactly which providers show and whether in english e.t.c

    Thanks for any advice.

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    Default Re: European Alternative To SKY ???

    A whole lot of stuff is in English, the discovery channels are about all over europe usually in english with subtitles. have a look here
    [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] things in English 'and free with the right kit'
    or here:
    [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

    Most of the european stuff is switching encryption so theres not much left there..but if you point a dish at 30deg West theres a load of stuff over there still available

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    Default Re: European Alternative To SKY ???

    I would be very reluctant to advise anyone to spend a lot of cash to convert at the moment.
    TPS on hotbird will be lost in Feb. Viasat going in next few weeks and rumours that nagra package on 30 deg west going in April.
    You can't get Discovery or Disney in English now and in a few weeks you will be lucky to get anything worthwhile.
    Sorry to sound so dismal, been in this game for a few years now like D2mac days.
    Presently Humax 5400 patched 3.2, Emulatorek 10a etc.
    But that is the name of the game. Lots of fun for the enthusiast.
    Win some lose some. But this is my hobby.

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    Re: European Alternative To SKY ???

    P.S.
    Lots of exitement on Forums at the moment, looks as though key 21 has been found to get Conax at 1deg. west back.
    This gives ppv. films and the lot back in English.
    See what I mean, you win some and lose some.
    What a hobby!!

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    Default Re: European Alternative To SKY ???

    Sounds to me that Murdoch has a monopoly here which is one of my main objections to subscribing.

    You can get a fair amount of the channels you get with sky through cable which is only available in some areas.

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    Default Re: European Alternative To SKY ???

    keep watching these forums have a feeling things will happen

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    Default Re: European Alternative To SKY ???

    depending on where you are in Europe, some have got MTV on normal tv when i was in italy you could get mtv for free. also some will have it on cable depending on where you are.

    let us know where you are i will give you more info :-)

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    Default Re: European Alternative To SKY ???

    Hi again thanks for info all,

    I am based in Suffolk, UK in answer to your question.

    So is Conax at 1degree west the way to go ????? Still a tad confused. Also can ne1 tell me if conax has DD5.1???

    Cheers all

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    Default Re: European Alternative To SKY ???

    19.2 deegrees is the best mtv, discovery i think. Definetly mtv don no what lauage doh

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